Flag Flap

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Who would want to stop people from expressing their support and appreciation for law enforcement?

In New Zealand, the government has passed strict laws that will prevent the citizenry from gardening. (Google it if you have doubts.)

In certain parts of the United States, a hardworking man or woman that wants to have a barbecue on a Sunday can be cited for “nuisance odor.”

But the situation in a Fort Worth suburb in Texas takes the cake.

Here’s the thing about gated and “managed” communities: there are all kinds of rules and regulations governing everything from how long the grass on the lawn can be to what types of flags you can fly.

Apparently “Back the Blue” flags are unacceptable.

Sorry, folks, rules are rules.

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The New Zealand thing is a hoax. I do not like this blue line flag, I think it is an abomination. It violates the US Flag Code. Granted the Supreme Court ruled lots of the Flag Code as unconstitutional, but it doesn’t mean we can’t still follow the Flag Code. The United States Flag comes two ways: red, white, and blue, and subdued (colors based on area of combat). I’m 3rd generation Army (including both grandfathers) and all four of us earned a National Defense Medal for serving during wartime. The National Law Enforcement Memorial has the flag we should all use instead, plus it supports the Memorial in D.C. https://secure3.convio.net/nleomf/site/Ecommerce/438178245?FOLDER=1130&store_id=1201

I’ll sum the issue of why I hate this blue line American Flag and HOAs. How would you like to put a for sale sign in your yard, and the next day both of your neighbors put up a 6′ X 10′ American flag, except instead of stars, it has green marijuana leaves and might even have some writing on the green strip like “If You “? Do you like that change to the American Flag? Think you might get less for your house because of your neighbors’ flags? HOAs got out of control when they were able to auction off an old ladies house for not paying the $100 HOA dues or the wife of a soldier deployed in Iraq during the heaviest combat, home alone with 3 kids, and she missed paying the HOA dues. Their house was seized and sold at auction to pay a $200 debt. They should not be able to take your home without going through a civil trial, not a trial of appointed HOA directors (most subdivisions have an appointed board until 75% is full, then it is elected). Even during a civil trial, they should only be able to collect enough money to cover HOA dues, late fees, and maybe attorney costs (if the judge allows that). Thankfully, most states have stepped up and stop the madness.

I know one can argue this flag has First Amendment protection, but that is the point of the First Amendment. It is to protect unpopular speech. Popular speech needs no protection.

Flame away!

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